Examples of impish in a Sentence
the gang of impish children ran into the street, utterly oblivious to the traffic
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At the Fondazione Prada, the impish artist Francesco Vezzoli curated an ingenious history of Italian public television of the 1970s, mixing shimmying showgirls with footage of feminist protests and the murder of a prime minister.
Dramatic in its delivery of a hip pop-dubstep style, the howling song is animated in its wolfishness, matching the impish vibe of the season.
Saraiva is impish and adorable—kind enough to share a precious Gold Panda cigarette, acquired in Shanghai, between courses (sweet corn custard; scallop) by Brendan McHale—a fount of bonhomie and good (happy) gossip.
Suddenly the players launch into a drunken waltz, typical of Ligeti’s impish humor.
Take Audrey Hepburn, whose darkened pixie telegraphed an impish sophistication only matched by her innocent, wide-eyed gaze.
No one knew that better than the Wildcats’ impish trainer, Jake Nevin.
His impish behavior, laughing and joking did the trick.
Lynne Tillman Novelist, essayist, cultural critic Denis was gentle, funny, good-hearted; a sweet, impish, and concerned man.
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First Known Use of impish
Synonymsarch, devilish, elvish, espiègle, mischievous, knavish, leprechaunish, pixie (also pixy), pixieish, prankish, puckish, rascally, roguish, scampish, sly, tricksy, waggish, wicked
Related Wordsantic, coltish, coy, frisky, frolicsome, kittenish, playful, sportful, sportive; gay, happy, lighthearted, whimsical; energetic, lively, spirited, sprightly; artful, crafty, cunning, trickish, tricky, wily; misbehaving, naughty, troublemaking; pestering, riling, teasing
Near Antonymsgrave, grim, sedate, sober, solemn, staid, stern
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